Raiders and Rebels in South Africa – E. Goodwin Green


Condition: Good. Edge wear on DJ. Name on flyleaf and DJ flap. Book tight, content clean.
Format: Hardcover with DJ
Published: 1976 (Books of Rhodesia)
Pages: 209
ISBN: 869201360

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Raiders and Rebels in South Africa – E. Goodwin Green

TWO of the most dramatic events in A southern Africa in the middle 1890s were the Jameson Raid at the end of December 1895, and the outbreak of the Matabele and Mashona Rebellions in 1896.

It was given to few people to be associated in a civilian capacity with both crises, but one such person was Elsa Goodwin Green. As a trained nurse she comforted those of Dr. Jameson’s young Raiders who found them-selves in Krugersdorp hospital after the debacle of Doornkop, and she later served in a similar role in Rhodesia, at both Umtali and Salisbury, during the Mashona uprising. Interested in all that went on around her, she graphically describes the major campaigns in Mashonaland, the defeat and death of Makoni, the episode of the Mazoe Patrol and actions in the Hartley district.

Elsa Green was an acute observer, an artist with the pencil as well as with the pen, and in Raiders and Rebels in South Africa she provides the modern reader with an evocative view of a perilous period in Rhodesia’s history — a view which is of particular value in the light of current events.

She appreciates, sympathetically, the difficulties and hazards which the tiny white community faced in its efforts to build the foundations of civilized life in a new country, and through her eyes Rhodesians of today can more readily recognise the quality and magnitude of Pioneer achievement.


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